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Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles was the world's most popular television program on personal technology during the height of the personal computer revolution. It was broadcast for twenty years from 1983 - 2002. The program was seen on more than 300 television stations in the United States and in over 100 countries worldwide, with translations into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. The series had a weekly television broadcast audience of over two million viewers.

The series has been recognized for its journalistic excellence, winning a variety of journalistic awards including more than a dozen from the prestigious Computer Press Association. The series covered high-tech subjects around the world, having shot programs in such various locations as Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Spain, and Taiwan. Computer Chronicles was based in the Silicon Valley area of California.

Many of the series programs are distributed on video to corporations and educational institutions for use in computer training. Computer Chronicles program segments have also been bundled with various computer text books by major publishers.

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Arabic subtitled version of this program. For some people, tax preparation software was reason enough to buy their first personal computer. This program reviews several early tax preparation and personal accounting programs including Intuit's Quicken, Andrew Tobias' TaxCut, Kiplinger TaxCut, Parsons Personal Tax Edge, and ChipSoft's TurboTax. The program also visits the IRS to see their transition to electronic filing and the Washington offices of the accounting firm of Delloit Touche....
Topics: arabic, taxes, tax, tax preparation, finance, accounting
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. Highlights from the 15th annual fall COMDEX trade show in Las Vegas. More than 75 products are reviewed in the categories of peripherals, portables, PDAs, PCMCIA cards, wireless, operating systems, business applications, CD-ROM software, communications, networking, and multimedia. Originally broadcast in 1993.
Topics: comdex, las vegas, arabic, convention, trade show, 1993
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. The digital revolution changed the practice of journalism. This program looks at how journalists are using computers and the Internet. Segments include CNN Newsroom Global View, the San Jose Mercury's Mercury Center on AOL, Prodigy's Journalist application, Newsweek Interactive, the JFK Assassinatin CD-ROM, a visit to the MIT Media Lab, and CNBC's Private Financial Network (PFN) online service. Guests include Michael Rogers of Newsweek. Originally...
Topics: rogers, cnn, cnbc, newsweek, MIT, media lab, digital, journalism
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They weren't quite "notebook" computers yet, but laptops were replacing "luggables" in the portable computer category during the late 1980's. This program looks at the state of the art in portables including the Atari Portfolio, the GridPad, the Poqet PC, the Dynabook 286, the NEC Color Portable, Toshiba's T3200SX, IBM's P70 386, and the new Mac Portable. Average price for one of these laptops was about $5,000. Guests include Traveling Software CEO Mark Eppley. Originally...
Topics: laptop, portable, notebook
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Reduced Instruction Set Computers are a new approach to speeding up computer processing. Guests: Joel Birnbaum, Hewlett Packard; David Patterson, UC Berkeley; Frank King, IBM; Hugh Martin, Ridge Computers; Jan Lewis, Palo Alto Research Group; George Morrow, Morrow Computing; Nickolas Dunckel, TRW Products/Demos: HP Spectrum Copyright 1986 Stewart Cheifet Productions
Topic: Episode year: 1986
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The digital revolution changed the practice of journalism. This program looks at how journalists are using computers and the Internet. Segments include CNN Newsroom Global View, the San Jose Mercury's Mercury Center on AOL, Prodigy's Journalist application, Newsweek Interactive, the JFK Assassinatin CD-ROM, a visit to the MIT Media Lab, and CNBC's Private Financial Network (PFN) online service. Guests include Michael Rogers of Newsweek. Originally broadcast in 1993. Copyright 1993 Stewart...
Topics: digital, journalism, mercury news, san jose, cnn, cnbc, newsweek, michael rogers, aol
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When the personal computer software industry was born in the mid 1980's, it was assumed that computer programs would be sold like books or records. But software was different and some innovative programmers started inviting users to try their software for free. This started the battle between open source software and proprietary software. This program examines the early phenomenon of shareware and freeware. Guests include Jim Button, founder of ButtonWare; Rusel DeMaria, author of Public Domain...
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Topics: freeware, BMUG, SRI, Buttonware, BBS, PC-SIG
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A review of the state of the art in three dimensional graphics technology. Demonstrations include the Voodoo Banshee 3D card, the 3Dfx graphics accelerator, LiveArt 98 software, MetaCreations Poser 3, and Lightwave 3D. Featured is a visit to Pacific Data Images (PDI) and their work on the computer generated animation movie ANTZ. Originally broadcast in 1999.
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Arabic version of this program. As business migrated from the standalone PC to the networked PC, a hot new application area became groupware, enabling collaboration within a company. This program reviews Network Scheduler 3 from Powercore, Lotus Notes, WordPerfect Office, The Meeting Room from Eden Systems, GroupSystems 5 from Ventana, ShowMe 2.0 from SunSolutions, and LiveBoard from Xerox. Guests include Scott McNealy. Originally broadcast in 1994.
Topics: arabic, email, groupware, scott mcnealy, lotus, wordperfect, xerox
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Can you produce the next generation of The Blair Witch Project at home on your computer. We'll show you some of the tricks of personal computers these days that you can use to turn your ideas into real movies as well as just how to add some production value to your home videos.
Topics: Episode year: 2000, Episode year: 1999, Companies: Apple, Digital Video
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Computer programs for the amateur astronomer plus tools for tracking Halley's Comet. Guests: Evan Scharf, Scharf Software Sys; Robin Raskin, Family Computing; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Bob Peterson, College of Marin; Steve Vogt, Lick Observatory Products/Demos: Tellstar, StarSoft HalleyComet Halley. Originally broadcast in 1986. Copyright 1986 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode Year: 1986, Television Programs, Computers: History, astronomy, space
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Steve Jobs returns to Apple and the turnaround is underway with the launch of the sleek iMac. A look at what's new at Apple. Included are a review of the new iMac, the new Macintosh Power G3, the new Mac OS 8.1, and a powerful graphics and animation demonstration using ElectricImage software. Featured guests include Steve Jobs, Ellen Hancock, Tim Draper, and editors from MacAddict magazine. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1998
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Robotic hardware and software and robotics based applications. Guests: David Nitzan, SRI International; Matt Guerrieri, Autobotics; Guy Rhodes, Microbot; John Will, Microbot; George Oliver, Oliver Company Products/Demos: Hero I Robot, Teach Mover Robot
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
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The Atari ST is a big hit in Europe but it's not very popular yet in the U.S. A look at some of the cool features that attract Atari fans. Guests: Jim Kent, Author; Vincent de Phillippo, Winners; Andrew Reese, START Magaz; Nathan Potechin, ISD Mktg Inc; Eric Peterson, Cogswell College; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Cyber Paint; Spectre 128Dyna Cadd; Calamus; Atari Mega 4Atari 1040 ST. Originally broadcast in 1989. Copyright 1989 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topic: Episode year: 1989
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In the mid 1990's, it wasn't yet an all Windows world. A battle was on between Microsoft's Windows and IBM's OS/2. This program compared the two operating systems and various add-ons for Windows and OS/2. Products demonstrated include Windows 95, OS/2 Warp, Voice Pilot for OS/2, and Colorworks for OS/2. Guests include IBM's David Barnes and syndicated columnist Dan Gillmor. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: IBM, Warp, OS/2, operating systems
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A look at the many new versions of Unix and its challenge to DOS and OS/2. Guests: Rick Davis, Frame Technology; Karen Lusardi, Sun Microsystem; Janet Dobbs, Hewlett Packard; Bill Jacobs, Apple; Karen Christian, Wiesel Lab; Doug Michels, SCOMichael Karels, UC Berkeley Products/Demos: Sun 386i Unix Workstation; Sun; Write; Sun; Paint; Sun; Draw; Sun File Manager; Open Look; OSF/Motif; HP 9000 360 Unix Workstation; X Windows with A/UXSCO Xenix
Topic: Episode year: 1989
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A look at the popular new software programs for business. Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI; Chuck Kinch, Computerland; Stewart Reges, Stanford; Dan Carro, IBM; Bill Blackmer, Levi Strauss Products/Demos: Lotus 123, SuperCalc 3PC Talk, CrossTalk, IBM Professional Office System. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode year: 1984, business, software
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One of the most popular early uses of the Internet was finding a date. This program looks at some of the first sites that offered to find that special someone. Sites demonstrated include match.com, americansingles.com, NetNoir, blinddate.com, and cupidnet.com. Guests include cyber dating counselor Dr. Judith Schwambach and netiquette advisor Larry Magid. Originally broadcast in 1997. Copyright 1997 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: dating, love, romance, courtship, marriage
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In the late 1980's, Taiwan was the world's leading producer of scanners, monitors, and many other computer products. This program goes to Taiwan to look at the center of the Asian computer industry. Included are visits to leading domestic computer companies such as Mitac, Microtek, Tatung, and Multitech (now Acer). Also coverage of American technology companies manufacturing in Taiwan such as Atari, Texas Instruments, and IBM. Featured also is a visit to Taiwan's Silicon Valley, called Science...
Topics: Episode Year: 1987, Television Programs, Computers: History, taiwan, taipei, asia
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Computers became a great platform for game players, but dedicated videogame consoles were even better. This program compares the various videogame platforms. Demonstrations include "Defender of the Crown" on an IBM PC, "SimEarth" on Mac IIci, "Michael Jackson Moonwalker" and "Mickey Mouse in the Castle of Illusion" on a Sega Genesis, "Super Mario Brothers 3" and "The Legend of Zelda" on a Nintendo, and "Bonk's Adventure and...
Topics: cinemaware, maxis, sega, NEC, Nintendo, videogame
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We get down to the fundamentals of how to buy and install a web cam and the associated software in this episode of Computer Chronicles.
Topics: Episode year: 2002, Episode year: 2001, Digital Video: Web cams, Digital Photography, Companies:...
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It wasn't quite the World Wide Web yet, but everybody started hearing about this thing called "the Internet" in 1993. It was being called the Information Superhighway then. This program looks at the earliest stages of the Internet including Aladdin Systems SITComm, a Macintosh communications program for Internet access, and the WELL (Whole Earth Lectronic Link), an early online community. Also featured is a visit to the former Bell Labs in New Jersey (now Bellcore) for demonstrations...
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Motorola's new PowerPC microprocessor launched a whole new generation of computers including the PowerMac. This program looks at the increased speed and functionality of computers using the new Motorola CPU. Demonstrations include various benchmark tests on the PowerMac, the PowerMac 7100 and the PowerMac 8100, applications such as Excel 5.0 for the Mac, and PhotoShop 3.0. Also a look at SoftWindows, a utility that lets you run Windows apps on a PowerMac. Includes a visit to Motorola's CPU...
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Topics: powerpc, powermac, apple, motorola, adobe, microsoft
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There was a period in the mid nineties when Apple (without Steve Jobs) experimented with licensing the Mac OS to other computer manufacturers. That led to a rush of Mac clones. At the same time, Apple was introducing "Copland", its new OS, dubbed System 8. This program looks at several of the new Mac clones and reviews System 8. Demonstrations include the Power 100 from Power Computing, the Genesis MP from Daystar Digital, the Radius System 100, the Power PC PowerBook and the new...
Topics: apple, macintosh, mac, radius, power, copland, clones, system 8
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Japan's fifth generation computer project and a look at the next phase of PC platforms. Shot in Japan. Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, MCC; Ed Feigenbaum, Author; Dr. Hideo Aiso, Keio University; Dr. Yukio Mizuno, NEC; Dr. Hiroshi Kashiwagi, NSP; Dr. Kuzuhiro Fuchi, ICOT; Dr. Tohru Moto-Aka, Univ Tokyo Products/Demos: KIP System, Pattern Matching, Inference Machine, Prologue
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Files were getting bigger and bigger and computer users were struggling to find more efficient ways to store their data. This program looks at several solutions including StuffIt Deluxe 4.5, Safeguard Interactive Backup 3.0, Syquest's SparQ Drive, Iomega's Clik! Drive, FutureArts as used by the San Francisco Digital Library, and the DynaMO 640 magneto optical drive. Originally broadcast in 1998.
Topics: iomega, aladdin, syquest, clik, stuffit
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A visit to the High Tech Expo in Tsukuba, Japan for a look at the latest Japanese robotics technology. Features Sony, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Fanuc, NEC, and others. Plus a robot from Waseda University that can play the organ! Originally broadcast in 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1985, japan, robots, tsukuba, expo
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Highlights from Upside's Internet Showcase conference, from Palm Springs, California. A review of new web sites and internet related products. Featured guests include Oracle's Larry Ellison, Mitchell Kertzman of Liberate Technologies, syndicated columnist Larry Magid, AT&T CTO David Nagel, and Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies. Originally broadcast in 2000. Copyright 2000 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode year: 2000, Conferences: Showcase Special
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A look at health problems related to computer use such as video display radiation and repetitive stress injuries. Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI International; Wanda Smith, Hewlett Packard; Karen Kessel, Koffler Group; Susan Kare, Apple; Jerry Manock, Apple. .Products/Demos: Apple Macintosh, HP Orion Computer. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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An early look at supercomputers in the United States and Japan. Featured guests include George Michael, head of computer research of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, John Repp of Control Data Corporation, Dr. Hideo Aiso, Professor at Keio University in Japan, Dr. Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Chairman of Japan's National Supercomputer Project, and Dr. Yukio Mizuno, Senior Vice President of NEC. The program also features on location coverage in Japan of the country's supercomputer projects including...
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Topics: supercomputer, japan, parallel processing
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Highlights from the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Products covered include Accolade's Hockey, Activision's Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure, Atari's Jaguar, Advanced Gravis Virtual Reality, Simon Personal Communicator, Amiga CD32, Compaq Presario 425, Video Blaster FS2000, Cyberdreams' CyberRace, Forte VFX-1 3D Head Mount, General Magic, Heartbeat Personal Trainer, Logitech Cyberman 3D Controller, Star Wars Screen Saver, Maxtor MobileMax 1.8" Drive, Microsoft's Dinosaur,...
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A user's guide on how to buy, or build, the ultimate gaming PC. The program looks at CPUs, sound cards, and graphic cards. Demonstrations include the NVidia GeForce3 nfiniteFX graphics engine, Philips Acoustic Edge 5.1 surround audio system for PCs, Intel's 1.7 gigahertz Pentium 4 microprocessor, and customized gaming PCs from Alienware and Falcon Northwest. Games demonstrated include Chameleon, Zoltar, Inferno, Black and White, and Quake III Arena. Originally broadcast in 2001.
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Topics: games, sound cards, graphics cards
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After disasters like IBM's PC Jr and the failure of PC companies like Texas Instruments and Atari, the future of home personal computers didn't look so good. But in 1990 a new generation of home PCs brought the business back. This program looks at the products that led to this rebirth, including the IBM PS/1, the Tandy 1000, the Magnavox Headstart, the Macintosh LC and the Mac Classic. Also includes coverage of the Commodore 64 and analysis from Dataquest. Originally broadcast in 1990....
Topics: apple, mac, macintosh, tandy, ibm, TI, Philips, magnavox, atari, commodore
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History and development of the microprocessor. Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI; Phil Downing, AMD Products/Demos: AMD 2901 (4 bit), AMD 29116 (16 bit)
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We will show you the basics of how to find MP3's on the net, portable mp3 players, and how to burn your own music CDs. Episode #1904, First broadcast: 10/9/2001. Copyright 2001 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode year: 2001, Episode year: 2000, Music, Companies: Compaq
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A review of the new Macintosh computers and their ability to emulate MS-DOS machines and run IBM compatible applications. Guests: Charles Oppenheimer, Apple; Didier Diaz, Apple; George Morrow, Nestar; Jan Lewis, Palo Alto Research Group; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Mac SE, Mac II
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Topic: Episode year: 1987
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Connecting computers, peripherals, broadband and baseband. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Michael Pliner, Sytek; Charlies Bass, Ungermann-Bass; Phil Edholm, Sytek Products/Demos: Centralized Intelligence, Distributed Intelligence, Local Area Network
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Highlights from the annual winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas featuring new personal technology products. Guest's include Nolan Bushnell and T/Maker CEO Heidi Roizen. Products covered include IBM PS/1, Commodore CD-TV, Kodak Photo CD, Sansui Robot CD Changer, Franklin Concise Columbia Encyclopedia, Brother Powernote, Laser PC-4, Sega GameGear and the Miracle Piano Teaching System from Software Toolworks. Originally broadcast in 1991. Copyright 1991 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: CES, consumer electronics, gadgets
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The rise of the web created an opportunity for a programming language that was independent of the user platform. Java was the first major language to take advantage of that. This program looks at various versions of Java and Java apps including Instant Coffee, the Lotus Bean Machine, Novita Live Letter, and CUChat 1.0. Originally broadcast in 1997.
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Topics: java, sun microsystems, lotus
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
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Topics: news, computer
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As applications and files get larger, users need a hard disk drive, a Bernoulli box or a tape streamer. Guests: Robert Brown, Landmark Software; Joel Kamerman, Kamerman Labs; Alan Ebright, Priam; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Iomega Bernoulli Box, Hard Card, Hyperdrive
Topic: Episode year: 1985
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A look at the high-tech industry in France, shot on location in Paris. The focus of this program is the MiniTel system, the French precursor to the Internet. Applications demonstrated include banking, home shopping, classifieds, news, and advertising. Also includes a visit to U.S. West in Omaha which was one of the first American companies to experiment with the MiniTel technology. Originally broadcast in 1990.
Topics: french, minitel, uswest
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In the eighties we moved from desktops to laptops; in the nineties we started to move from laptops to palmtops. This program looks at several handheld computing devices including Selectronics Word Finder Thesaurus, Berlitz Euro Traveler, Random House Encyclopedia, Franklin's Elementary Spelling Ace, Language Master 4000 Speaking Dictionary, Electronic Holy Bible, Sharper Image's Electronic Golf Game, Self Dialing Electrodex, Bridge Computer, Talking Translator, Sharp's Wizard OZ 8200, Casio's...
Topics: palmtop, casio, franklin, handheld, sharp, portable, atari
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Highlights from the annual Comdex trade show in Las Vegas. Originally broadcast in 1987. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topic: comdex
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As operating systems grew more robust, one of the key new features was the ability to multitask, run several applications at the same time. This program looks at some new approaches including Concurrent DOS from Digital Research, Windows 386 from Microsoft, IBM's OS/2, Apple's A/UX, and Tandy's Xenix. Guests include Lee Reiswig, Director of the IBM Austin Lab and Gary Kildall of Digital Research. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: multitasking, OS/2, operating systems
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A look at the state of the art in programming languages and tools circa 1990. Demonstrations include Smalltalk V/PM, Actor 2.0, Zortech C++, Objective C, EngLan, TurboPascal, Turbo C, and Prograph. Originally broadcast in February 1990. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1990.
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Topics: Gentry Software, Digitalk, Whitewater Group, Borland, Phillipe Kahn, Frame Technology, NeXT
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The introduction of the Macintosh in the mid 1980's opened up a whole new world of desktop graphics capability. This program looks at several early graphics applications for the Mac including More II, Power Point 2.0, Persuasion 2.0, and Macromind Director. Originally broadcast in 1989.
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Topics: graphics, powerpoint, presenations
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A look at early computer games. Featured are Earl Weaver Baseball, Ferrari Formula One, Tower of Myraglen, and Shanghai. Includes a visit to Electronic Arts customer support department and an interview with author and game designer Douglas Adams. Featured studio guests include game designers Richard Seaborne, Jeff Lefferts, and Brodie Lockard. Originally broadcast in 1988.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1988, Television Programs, Computers: History, Gaming
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An early pre-Google look at search engine technology. Episode # 1404. Featured are DataQuest, Alta Vista, Zip 2, Autonomy, Pointcast, and The Angle. Originally broadcast in 1996. Copyright 1996 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: search, internet, chronicles, cheifet
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A review of computer programs for baseball fans. Includes Intelliplay Baseball, APBA Presents Baseball for Windows, Baseball's Greatest Hits, Al Michaels Announces Hardball III, and Tony LaRussa Baseball II. Originally broadcast in 1993. Copyright 1993 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode Year: 1993, Television Programs, Computers: History, baseball, sports, games
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CAD software eventually migrated down to home users with tools that let you design the inside and outside of your house. This program demonstrates several examples including LandDesigner from Sierra Home, Better Homes & Gardens Online, Picture This Home from AutoDesk, 3D Home Architect Deluxe from Broderbund, and GraphiSoft's ArchiCAD. Originally broadcast in 1998.
Topics: home design, CAD, architect, land, home, house, gardes, broderbund, autodesk
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As I-T people across the country geared up for potential Y2K problems at the end of the year, we reviewed several consumer approaches to being prepared for possible Y2K problems. Products reviewed include PCfix2000, Norton 2000, Microsoft Y2K PlugIn Tools, and several online resources such as y2k.gov, year2000.com, and cassandraproject.org. Originally broadcast in 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions
Topics: year 2000, Y2K, microsoft, millennium
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On location coverage of the annual MacWorld expo in Boston. Guests include Jean Louis Gassee and Bob Metcalfe. Companies profiled include Aba Software, Cricket Software, Deneba Software, Microillusions, Silicon Beach, Advent, Claris, Dynaware, Pixelogic, Aldus, Letraset, Microsoft, Ashton-Tate, Springboard Software, Aegis, MacroMind, TrueVision, Electronic Arts, SuperMac, and Apple. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: macworld, macintosh, apple
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A review of hardware and software that can turn your personal computer into a music studio. Features the band MOE. Demonstrations include SimTunes, MixMan, Autoscore, and the Family Music Center piano teaching program. Also featured is a visit to the UC Berkeley Center for New Music and a look at the band MOE which was discovered on the web. Originally broadcast in 1997. Copyright 1997 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Moe, music, Mixman
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Many computer users got their start with the TRS-80, the Tandy Color Computer, or the Model 100 portable computer. This program looks at the role Radio Shack played in the early launch of personal computers and the hordes of users who still love their old Tandy PCs. Featured demonstrations include the Tandy 2500 SX/20, the Tandy 4033 LX, the GRiD 1550cd, the GRiD 325sc. Also shown is the original TRS-80 and some of the earlier cassette based software such as Dancing Demon. Guests include Howard...
Topic: tandy, radio shack
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In this second half of a special series, Computer Chronicles continues to reveal the high-tech innovations that were behind the gold winning technology performance at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
Topics: Episode year: 2002, Operating systems: Windows, Sports, Security, Apparel
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A comparative look at the new breed of IBM look-alikes. Guests: David Bunnell, PC World Magazine; Ed Juge, Tandy; David Grais, Attorney; Woody Liswood, Consultant; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Radio Shack Tandy 1000, IBM PC, Ericsson PC, Compaq PC. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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A look at new email systems, comparative advantages and pitfalls and new email accessories and tools. Guests: Stuart Davidson, MCI; Jeff Anderholm, Lotus; Lloyd Kreuzer, Kreuzer Software; Carl Berney, Speech Plus; Charles Foskett, Natural Microsystems; Jan Lewis, Palo Alto Research Group Products/Demos: Lotus Express, MCI Mail, The Source, Call for Text, Watson
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Ten years after the PC revolution, experts were saying the PC model is obsolete. This program looks at several fresh approaches to the personal computer. Included are the TransPhone net terminal, Apple's multimedia Pippin Power Mac, the brand new Palm Pilot from U.S. Robotics, the BeBox using the Be operating system, and Oracle's new NC or Network Computer. Guests include Bruce Tognazinni, author of "Tog on Software Design. Originally broadcast in 1996.
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Topics: palm pilot, apple pippin, oracle Network Computer
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Computer games are not only fun but they, perhaps more than any other application, push the edge of computing power. We take a look at the latest in computer games and dedicated game consoles. Originally broadcast in October 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode year: 2000, Companies: Sega, Companies: Sony, Companies: Nintendo, Gaming
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Microsoft's Windows OS grew up a little bit with the release of Windows NT in 1993. This program looks at the new operating system. Included are demonstrations of NT's application integration and SQL server. Also featured are a new NT based graphics program from Altsys called Virtuoso and a new NT CAD program from Bentley Systems called MicroStation. This program also includes a visit to the NT test and development lab in Redmond, Washington and a comparison between NT and Unix. Originally...
Topics: windows, NT, unix
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A consumer's guide to cool holiday gifts for computer enthusiasts and gadget lovers. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRIPaul Schindler, CMPJan Lewis, Lewis Research; Wendy Woods, Newsbytes Products/Demos: Inboard 386 PCNorton Utilities Adv Edition; OPTune; JT Fax Portable; Microtype Keyboard; King's Quest IVMacintosh IIAmanda Stories; Hyper; Animator; Shufflepuck; NEC Ultralite
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The advent of CD-ROM storage changed the way people used personal computers and opened up a whole new range of software applications. This program looks at several examples including Microsoft Bookshelf, the Boeing Maintenance Manual, Media Mixer Retrieval Engine, The Visual Dictionary, N/Hance Systems 525E WORM Optical Disk Drive, Poisondex, Electronic Arts CD-I, and Knowledge Set. Guests include George Morrow, Gary Kildall, and Paul Schindler. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988...
Topics: optical, CD-ROM, compact disc
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Neural networks are artificial intelligence systems modeled after the human brain. This program looks at several examples and applications. Included are Braincel 1.1 from Promised Land Technologies, BrainMaker Professional 2.0 from California Scientific Software, MacBrain 3.0 from Neurix, NeuroSMARTS from Cognition Technology, and ExploreNet from HNC. Also includes visits to NASA and Intel to see the work they're doing on neural networks. Originally broadcast in 1991. Copyright 1991 Stewart...
Topics: artificial intelligence, expert systems, neural networks
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The enemy is different but the technology is the same. We dug into our archives and found the U.S. military technology developed during the Cold War in a 1980's Computer Chronicles show is much the same technology now used in the U.S. war against terrorism. This program reviews the military uses of computer technology. Shot on location at various research centers around the country. Featured are the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Advanced...
Topics: pentagon, Military, Robotics
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Almost ten years after the original Mac was introduced, Apple came out with several new models including color Macs. This program looks at several new Mac products including the Color Mac Classic, the Macintosh LC III, the PowerBook Duo 230, the Centris 650, and the Quadra 800. Special guests include Apple CEO John Sculley and analyst David Coursey. Also features coverage of MacWorld Tokyo. Originally broadcast in 1993. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1993.
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A review of the new generation of word processors. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Paul Schindler, Info Syst News; Jim Edlin, WordVision; Warren Kuhl, AT&T; Wayne Holder, Oasis Systems Products/Demos: Word, Vision, Writer's Work Bench Text Editor, Word Plus, Punctuation & StyleWordStar Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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We have scouted the floor of the world's biggest computer trade show, COMDEX, in Las Vegas. We've invited the best of the best to come into our studio to give you an in-depth demonstration of the latest innovations in personal computing. Originally broadcast in 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode Year: 1999, Television Programs, Computers: History, Music, Companies: Compaq, Wireless:...
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. The digital video revolution started to take hold in the mid nineties. This program looks at early examples of desktop video products. Demonstrations include QuickTime VR, Sigma Designs MPEG video, Video Director, Avid Video Shop, Video Machine Lite, Radius Edit, Video Vision, SGI's Set Top Box, CyberLab7, and QuickTime Conferencing. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: arabic, quicktime, digital video, mpeg, avid, sgi
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A review of the latest laptop computers, new display screen technology and common applications.. Guests: Bob Wade, Tany/Radio Shack; James Barlett, NEC; Andrew Czernek, Zenith Data Systems; Thomas Sherrard, Toshiba; Britt Blaser, Dynamac; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Workslate, Tandy Model 100 & 200, NEC Multispeed, Zenith Z-181, Toshiba T-1100 & T-3100, Grid Laptop, Mac Portable
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Computer Chronicles goes on the road to Dayton, Ohio to cover one of the country's largest user's groups and a little known center for high-tech innovation. Companies profiled include NCR, whose former CEO is now running HP. Copyright 2000 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: NCR, HP, dayton, Microsoft, Conferences, Dayton, ohio, Windows, Linux, Lexis-Nexis
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A look at speech synthesis and speech recognition technologies. Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI International; Carl Berney, Speech Plus; Ron Stevens, Votan Products/Demos: Minolta Talking Camera, Texas Instruments Speak & Spell, Epsom Speech Plus Computer, IBM Votan V-5000
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A look at how computers are being used in delivering personal health care solutions. Demonstrations include HealthEngage, a monitoring device for asthma patients, Medscape's electronic medical records application, a web site that lets you prepare for surgery - yoursurgery.com, the Immersion medical simulator which allows medical students to practice on robot patients, the Zeus robotic surgical system and the DaVinci robotic surgeon. Guests include Dr. Mark Leavitt and Dr. Harold Portnoy....
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A review of flight simulator software. Included are demonstrations of Falcon AT 1.11, F-15 Strike Eagle II, Jet Fighter 1.5, A-10 Tank Killer 1.2, subLOGIC's Flight Simulator ATP 1.0, and Microsoft's Flight Simulator 4.0. Guests include Gilman Louie, President of Spectrum Holobyte, Major Bill Stealey, President of MicroProse, and Moses Ma, Chairman of Velocity Development. Originally broadcast in 1990. Copyright 1990 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs are used by engineers and architects, but new simplified CAD programs have come out for personal computers that let individual consumers use the power of CAD software. This program looks at several examples including Generic CADD, FastCAD, Dimensions, VersaCAD, Dream House, and Car Builder. Also a look at the standard for high end CAD programs, AutoCAD. Originally broadcast in 1988.
Topics: CAD, computer aided design, architecture